Banking - Africa archive


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Deal analysis

  • Project Safi unlocks shariah finance for PPPs

    13 October 2014

    The first cross-border Islamic financing of an independent power project has created a new source of liquidity for PPPs across the Middle East and North Africa

  • Kenyan renewable first reveals appetite for African risk

    03 February 2014

    The Kinangop wind farm is a rare example of a renewable project in sub-Saharan Africa to complete without significant development finance institute or multilateral risk support

  • The challenges for Islamic finance in Africa

    17 October 2013

    The development of Islamic finance in Africa will bring shariah-compliant banking to the continent’s growing Muslim population. But the nascent industry faces significant regional challenges

  • How ERC Mostorod financing closed with no sponsor guarantee

    14 August 2012

    Africa’s biggest project financing has closed after six years. The Mostorod refinery delivered an engineering, procurement and construction contract robust enough to avoid the need for completion guarantees, showcasing a never-seen-before capital structure

News analysis

  • How to prepare for projects in Africa

    16 May 2013

    Africa’s seemingly unstoppable rise as a global investment hub has led to an increase in the number of complex projects on the resource-rich continent. These are the factors now shaping investor decisions

  • Lenders in Africa must look beyond execution

    15 May 2013

    Lenders and bond investors must exercise greater foresight on African deals, by paying closer attention to security risks and intercreditors during negotiations and drafting

  • StanChart: how to compete on African syndications

    08 May 2013

    Ahead of IFLR’s second annual Africa Forum, panelist Brian Marcus, director of project and export finance at Standard Chartered, has outlined the legal idiosyncrasies that characterise Africa's maturing syndications market